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Ballikinrain Castle

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Ballikinrain, an estate, with a mansion, in Killearn parish, Stirlingshire. The mansion stands on a burn of its own name, near the burn's influx to the river Endrick, 1 mile ESE of Balfron; and is the seat of Arch. Orr-Ewing, M. P. for Dumbartonshire since 1868. The burn rises, at 1250 feet of altitude, on the northern shoulder of Earl's Seat (1894 feet), the highest summit of the Campsie Fells; runs about 2 miles down Ballikinrain Muir, making in its descent a number of fine cascades; and afterwards flows about ¾ mile across the valley of the Endrick.

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